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Saturday 10 August 2013

Real Techniques Brush Collection

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Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a lovely start to you weekend. Today I thought I would make a post all about my Real Techniques makeup brush collection. The first time I tried Real Techniques was last Christmas when I asked for the Core Collection for a present. Ever since then I've fallen in love with these gorgeous brushes and I've constantly been on the hunt for new ones to add to my collection. There are still a few more I would like to add to my mini collection, but right now I'm really happy with what I have!

Core Collection | £21.99 | LINK
So like I said, these were the first brushes I tried by Real Techniques and it is definitely a set worth picking up. In this collection you get: a Buffing Brush, a Contour Brush, a Pointed Foundation Brush and a Detailer Brush plus a little brush holder to keep them all safe whilst travelling. 

Buffing Brush - This is the brush I use to apply my everyday foundations or BB creams. I find it gives a natural and flawless finish to the skin and is probably the best brush I've tried to apply my foundation. It's not a very dense brush (compared to the ever so similar Expert Face Brush) but it is extremely soft. I wish they sold this brush separately because I would love to have another one in my collection.

Contour Brush - This brush does exactly what it says, allows you to contour your cheeks, jaw line and any other areas you wish to define. I used to use this brush all the time for contouring but now I use it to apply powder highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones. It buffs out the highlighter really well to give a natural glow to my cheeks. The brush I currently use to contour will be mentioned later!

Pointed Foundation Brush - I hardly ever use this brush which kind of frustrates me because it's not a bad brush, I just can't find a use for it! It's meant for applying liquid foundations, but for me it's just too small and leaves my skin looking a bit patchy. Many people use this as a concealer brush but I prefer to apply my concealer with my fingers and then buff it in with the Buffing Brush. If you have found a great way to use the Pointed Foundation Brush, please tell me in the comments below!

Detailer Brush - This brush is designed to apply small amounts of makeup to create a flawless finish. I actually prefer to use this brush to apply an inner corner highlighters to my eye. It's the perfect shape and size to apply the right amount of product to make you look more awake.

Brushes Sold Separately
As well as brush collections, Real Techniques also sells a wide range of brushes you can buy on their own. I only have a few of these as they do range from around £6.99 to £12.99 so can become expensive very quickly. However, they are amazing quality so do work out good value for money.

Blush Brush | £9.99 | LINK - This is another brush that says exactly what it does! I use this to apply my powder blushers to the apples of my cheeks and I find it blends them out beautifully. It's a very soft brush so allows your blusher to blend into your makeup seamlessly.

Stippling Brush | £11.99 | LINK - The stippling brush is a versatile brush that can either be used for liquid foundations or applying cream blushers. As I love my Buffing Brush for my foundation, I use this brush to apply my cream blushers and I have to say, it does it so well! The bristles are so soft but at the same time dense which allows your makeup to apply smoothly and look amazing.

Expert Face Brush | £9.99 | LINK - The final brush in my collection is my newest edition and it is the Expert Face Brush. I had been eyeing this brush up for such a long time after hearing it was pretty much the best brush in the range! I was very lucky to win this in a giveaway recently and now I'm so glad to be able to use it! This is the brush I like to contour and apply powder bronzer with. It's very dense and again, like all the Real Techniques brushes, it is also soft. I'm not a fan of using this brush to apply foundation, but it is amazing to contour with and I absolutely love it!

So this is my Real Techniques brush collection plus a mini review on each of the brushes. Real Techniques is definitely one of my favourite makeup brush brands as they're amazing quality and at such a good price. I hope you enjoyed this post and that you now what to try out some of these makeup brushes!

What are your thoughts on Real Techniques brushes?
What is your favourite Real Techniques brush?


  1. I love the Buffing brush, it's always the one I choose to apply my foundation, I also love using the Detailer brush to apply eyeshadow to my lower lashline :-)

  2. I love my buffing brush, I don't know what I'd do without it now! Although I use mine more for making sure everything is blended properly rather than applying foundation :). The pointed foundation brush is quite frustrating though - I use mine for concealer, or sometimes liquid highlighters xx

    D Is For...

  3. I have the expert face brush and i love it!...i have my eye on the core collection and starter kit!

  4. i love these brushes best brushes ever i have the eye bruhes and crease brush is the best for a smokey look.

  5. I recently bought the core collection from boots and I love it! The buffing brush is amazing :)

  6. I only have 3 RT brushes so far as most of my brushes are Mac, but they're so good and feel so soft, definitely adding the started kit and expert face brush to my collection! x

  7. I love the real techniques brushes, my friend has a few of them and they feel so soft and give a great finish! I would love to start collecting them myself so this review is really helpful!

    Charlotte xxx

  8. I bought the expert face brush not too long ago now and hardly ever use it, i do quite like it for bronzer though, especially cream bronzer! I love the other brushes though, they're perfect x

  9. I have all those brush but not the blush brush and face expert brush which I want to get.
    RT brushes are really great!

  10. Great, helpful post! I only have the Expert Face and Blush Brush as of now, but I am so eager to add more to my collection! My favorite would be the Expert Face for applying liquid foundation and bb cream, however the way you said the Buffing Brush works makes me want to try it to compare! I was debating on purchasing their eye set of brushes since I really don't have many eye brushes, and these brushes are my favoeite to date! Please do a review on their eye brushes if you ever pick them up! :)

  11. I love my Real Techniques Brushes but still need to get the Core Collection! Great post - it's reminded me that I need to do an updated brushes collection post. Mind you, I'll still probably forget ;)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  12. I also couldn't recommend these beauties enough, they're just perfect!
    Unfortunatly I had some issues with the stippling brush, chunks and chunks of hair started falling out and practically malting, verrrry irritating when applying foundation!
    Probably just a faulty brush though, so it won't put me off from buying another one in the future :)

    great post and you blog photography is so lovely!
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK beauty blog

  13. I have the core collection (the yellow/orange) and LOVE it. The buffing brush is my favorite blush of all time.

    xo Ashley

  14. I want to try these brushes! I've read so many rave reviews! I want all of them, haha!

    xo, Pareasa
    The FAB Journal

  15. I only have the Core Collection, but I love it! I really want to try the Expert Face brush next! Great post.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  16. I have all of these except the expert face brush, which I definitely need to add to my collection! I love them :)

  17. These are literally the best brushes ever, i have the core collection and blush brush but i'm defiantly adding to the collection! xo

  18. I LOOOOVE RT brushes. They are so affordable, indreibly soft and make all my makeupapplication look perfekt. I just love them!

  19. I really want to get my hands on the expert face brush it's the only one I don't have that I think is a must in my collection


  20. i love real techniques brushes! i actually like the expert face brush for applying foundation, i haven't tried it with contouring yet!

  21. I love real techniques brushes! They're absolutely fantastic!:) I would love the stippling brush! The eye started set is brilliant too! Lovely post xx

  22. Ooh, also, how do you get your brushes so clean? I find that mine are never as clean as yours look! Xx

    1. I use Johnson's baby shampoo to clean my brushes :) xx

  23. Great collection. I really want the Expert Face Brush. Love the Buffing Brush so much! :) xx

  24. I Love my Real Techniques Brushes and I think the next set I buy will be the Starter Kit!

  25. I love the Real Techniques brushes and have the same ones as you except for the expert face brush. I'd love to add a couple more to my collection but I have to buy one here and there to spread the cost x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  26. Love this post! I only have the Experts face brush and I really like it! :) Thinking of getting the core collection set! :)

    Anna xx

  27. Do you know, I hardly use the pointed foundation brush either...I've started using it for clay masks now :P

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  28. I have the expert face brush and the blush brush and love them both! Definitely thinking of getting the starter kit :)

  29. Great collection for makeup brushes! Such an interesting blog.
    Thanks you so much ..

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